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1 minute ago, torturedsole said:

What has Thai prices got to do with the exchange rate?  I don't mean to be argumentative, btw.  

What association has been made with exchane. rates. ????????

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3 minutes ago, Lamkyong said:

What association has been made with exchane. rates. ????????

'baht is so strong' = reference to exchange rates.

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5 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Makro airport style security puts me off going

Where is that?

You don't mean the bill check after the checkout?

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One secret is when they have sales or discount section, to stock up on the things you like.

 

This might require a 2nd fridge and/or deep freezer.

 

And makro isn't always the end all/be all.   You might be surprised what your local butcher or food supply can do.  Even one from out of town.   Ask some of the expats affiliated with a local restaurant where they source their meat from.

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Anyway, picked up a lovely bit of salmon fillet in Tops today.  The FIL absolutely loves it and so do I.  Not cheap but 470 baht for .4 kilo which isn't too shabby and feeds a family of four.  

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Not only at Makro but also other places I have seen prices rise (the standard 8 slice pack cheeses used to be 140 baht and are now 150-155 sometimes).
Also with some other products seen changes but in general most is still relatively cheap, specially if you do not mind to use a different cheese etc.

My only guess was that they sell less of these products again now, so a price increase to compensate that. Otherwise greed as usual.
I mean, it are some serious amounts of western products you sell or do not without the (western) tourists.

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It could be that the shelf life on many imported goods is being reached since there are less foreigners (in some areas) and less of us purchasing expensive imported foods.  Maybe they are just trying to recoup some of the cost of goods that were tossed after reaching their sell-by dates. 

 

I noticed in the Makro here that many imported products were very dusty and some had already expired so not much in the way of rotation it would seem.  They might have snuck in another VAT increase on these goods as well (it wouldn't surprise me).

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Wish I could find some worchesterfordshire sauce in Bangkok 

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